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Captains contentious : the dysfunctional sons of the brine

Author: Louis A Norton
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©2009.
Series: Studies in maritime history.
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Norton surveys the lives and military accomplishments of five captains in the nascent Continental Navy, investigating how their personality flaws both hindered their careers and enhanced their heroics in Revolutionary War combat--from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis A Norton
ISBN: 9781570038075 1570038074
OCLC Number: 273823920
Description: x, 185 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Maritime naval service during the Revolutionary War --
The Continental Army commodore : John Manley --
The Army privateer : Silas Talbot --
The Naval patrician : Dudley Saltonstall --
The lieutenant commodore : Joshua Barney --
Captain Paul : John Paul Jones --
Issues of leadership, personality, and psychology.
Series Title: Studies in maritime history.
Responsibility: Louis Arthur Norton.

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Offers insights into a quirky quintet of naval heroes of the American Revolution. This book observes that many of the captains of the Continental Navy were quite obstinate as compared to their  Read more...

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